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Thursday, June 13, 2024
11:30 AM
 - 1:15 PM
One King West (1 King Street West)

The Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr.

Canada's Minister of Labour and Seniors
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Growth, Productivity and the Care Economy

Care workers do the work that lets us all work. Every day, 1 in 5 Canadian workers wake up to care for others. In Health care, childcare and seniors care, these are the people that run Canada’s care economy. But amidst low productivity, declining birth rates, labour shortages and an increasing senior population, their work is more important today than ever before.

How can Canada leverage the care economy to tackle the broader challenges we face? How can we strengthen this growing segment of our economy to boost productivity and support the middle-class jobs that drive growth?

Join Canadian Club Toronto and the Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., federal Minister of Labour and Minister for Seniors, on June 13 for an engaging discussion on the Canadian workforce of the 21st century and building an economy focused on dignity.

Live stream for virtual guests starts at 12:25pm ET


The Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr.

Canada’s Minister of Labour and Seniors 

Seamus O’Regan Jr. was first elected Member of Parliament for St. John’s South-Mount Pearl in 2015, subsequently re-elected in 2019 and 2021. He is currently Canada’s Minister of Labour and Minister for Seniors.

O’Regan has also previously served as Canada’s Natural Resources Minister, Minister of Indigenous Services, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence.

He was born in St. John’s, Newfoundland, and raised in Goose Bay, Labrador. He studied politics at St. Francis Xavier University and University College Dublin, and received his Master of Philosophy degree from the University of Cambridge, specializing in Indigenous participation in natural resource development.

In the Government of Newfoundland & Labrador, he served as Executive Assistant to the Minister of Justice, and later, Senior Policy Advisor to the Premier.